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Temporary changes to water fluoridation at Landers Shute Water Treatment Plant

Please note Seqwater is upgrading the existing water fluoride dosing system at Landers Shute Water Treatment Plant, requiring the temporary suspension of water fluoridation.

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As a result of the upgrade, which will include the installation of a new dosing system, fluoride will not be added to drinking water until the work has been completed.

Queensland Health and Unitywater have been advised of the temporary water fluoridation suspension to homes and businesses around the Sunshine Coast, as well as parts of Moreton Bay. 

Queensland Health has advised there is no need for the community to take any action with a shutdown of this duration as the dental health benefits of fluoride are achieved and maintained over many years.

Water fluoridation is the process of adding fluoride to a water source so the level of fluoride in the water reaches the recommended level for optimal dental health.

In South East Queensland, fluoride is added to the water supply at a level of 0.8 milligrams per litre in accordance with the Water Fluoridation Act 2008, Water Fluoridation Regulation 2020 and Water Fluoridation Code of Practice 2021.

The plant will continue to supply drinking water from the Baroon Pocket catchment to Unitywater’s network throughout the upgrade.

It is anticipated that fluoride dosing will resume in September 2024.

For questions on fluoridated drinking water, please contact Queensland Health on 13 432 584. For information about the Landers Shute Water Treatment Plant Fluoride Dosing project please contact Seqwater on 1300 737 928 or email [email protected].

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